Linda J Edwards

February 12, 1939February 17, 2021

On February 17, 2021, Linda Joyce Laird Edwards, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with her heavenly father. She was born on February 12, 1939 to Gaston and Jewell Laird.

Linda was born and raised in Lubbock and lived in Shallowater for the past 37 years. She graduated from Lubbock High School and worked at Grinnell Manufacturing- Tyco for 28 years and retired in 2000. She was married to the love of her life, Troy Edwards, for over 51 years.

She loved her family and friends, country and gospel music, dancing, gardening, and was serious about playing family poker! She was also an avid sports fan. She had 3 children and not a day went by that they did not call to talk about their day and visit. She loved and cherished those special times. She will be greatly missed but we rejoice in knowing we will see her again! What a day that will be!

She is survived by her husband Troy Edwards, daughter Leisa Hall of Lubbock (Chad Vaughn), son Scott Abney (Sherri) of Tucson, Arizona, and son Neal Edwards of Lubbock. Three grandsons, Duane Welch (Misti) of Wolfforth, Duite Welch (Hayley) of Lubbock, and Jace Hall (Brittany) of San Angelo. She was MeMa to six great grandchildren that she adored, Hunter, Hadlee, Mackenna, Sawyer, Brystol, and Marley. Also numerous brother and sister n laws, nieces, and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her father Gaston Laird, mother Jewell Laird, sister Dene Armer, and brother Norman Laird.

We want to say a special thank you and big hugs to Wilshire on 4th Assisted Living and to Area Community Hospice for all of their loving care and going above and beyond for mom and all of the family.

In leiu of flowers, please donate to her memory to Texas Boys Ranch.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 1st. 5-6pm will be for immediate family and 6pm-7pm for family and friends, and will at Resthaven Funeral Home.. Service will be held Tuesday March 2nd at 10am at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with graveside to follow. We ask that you "Wear Your Jeans.... Because Linda was a Blue Jean Kind Of Girl!"


  • Duane Welch
  • Duite Welch
  • Jace Hall
  • Hunter Welch
  • Chad Vaughn
  • Neal Edwards


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021


Linda J Edwards

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Keith and Carla Post

March 2, 2021

We will treasure sweet memories of Aunt Linda in our hearts. She was beautiful and loved her family so well... such a blessing to so many.♥️

Angela Teaff

March 1, 2021

Linda was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside! I loved this beautiful lady and all of her family. I will miss you bunches but I know I will see you again some day! Prayers and Love to all her family! 🙏🏻♥️

Teri Gardner

February 25, 2021

My time with Linda were the best! Especially the times I styled her hair Monday, Wednesday and Friday! We would talk, laugh and listen to old country music...I love you Linda and miss you dearly!!🥰😘

Scott Abney

February 25, 2021

My mom fought a good fight I know that I will see her again up in heaven some day. Until then I will live live with her memories on a daily basis. I would like to thank all who were apart of taking care of mom I pray for you all.
God bless you all

Vanessa Gibbins

February 23, 2021

I count myself blessed to have met Linda way back in 1992 before Shannon and I married. Linda was one of the kindest souls you would ever wish to meet. She and her husband Troy quickly became family to me as soon as I met them. We always looked forward to the annual summer trip they would make from Texas to see their Arkansas family as they called it. Due to health conditions she hadn’t been able to make the trip in awhile and we missed her every single summer. I could call Linda anytime about anything and she would gladly listen and be happy to spend an hour on the phone catching up. She never missed one time asking about each of the kids and grands when she would call us. Linda loved her family and she was very proud of them. She will be greatly missed by her family and everyone who had the honor of knowing her. We love you Linda and look forward to seeing you again someday in Heaven!

Rudy & Lydia Moreno

February 23, 2021

We met Linda & Troy when they had barely got married . We enjoyed their company & the good times we had together. We will never forget Linda she was a very dear friend . Rest in peace linda till we meet again.

Leisa Hall

February 22, 2021

My family and I want to thank Jill Norris and staff for all the kindness and generosity shown to Mom and our family.
Words just can’t express how greatful we are.
Leisa Hall and family

Donnie Townsley

February 22, 2021

To Troy and family : We're so sorry to hear about Linda's passing .
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all and pray that you can heal and never forget the fun and loving time you had with Linda . May God Bless and keep you in loving memory. Donnie and Wilma Townsley and Family .